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Meghle drink

Spiced tea served with nuts (Photo ©Foodculture)

Meghle or cinnamon pudding also known as caraway pudding is a dessert traditionally prepared to celebrate the birth of a baby. Although today almost everyone prepares meghle on this beautiful occasion, the tradition in Mount Lebanon was to prepare meghle pudding only when a baby boy is born. A newborn baby girl was greeted with the preparation of “meghle drink” or spiced tea.

Total Servings: 4

Preparation time: 15 mns


4 cups of water

sugar according to preference (can be substituted with honey)

2 cinnamon sticks

1 tbsp of anise seeds

2 cloves

1/4 tsp of nutmeg, grated (or nutmeg powder)

1/4 tsp of ginger, grated (or ginger powder)

Mixed nuts: pistachio, pine nuts, almonds, walnuts, soaked in water and peeled

Preparation steps:

  1. In a teapot, heat the four cups of water and stir in the sugar or honey until well dissolved
  2. As soon as the water boils, add all the spices and turn the fire off
  3. Simmer the spiced tea for 10 minutes
  4. To serve, strain the tea in the serving cups and add the nuts

Meghle drink can also be enjoyed during cold winter nights!

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